Published On: Tue, Sep 4th, 2018

Carcasses of dozens of elephants killed found at Botswana Wildlife Sanctuary

Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana

Conversationalists say that nearly 90 carcasses of elephants have been seen near the famous Botswana Wildlife Sanctuary.

Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary

The aerial survey presented by “Elephants without Borders” said that there had been large sale increase in the deaths of elephants as a result of poaching in Africa.

This sudden increase is due to the fact that anti poaching unit of Botswana is disarmed.

Botswana boasts of having the world’s largest Elephant population but poachers have breached into its territory.

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According to scientist, 87 of the dead carcasses revel that these animals have been killed for their tusks not more than a week ago. In addition to this poaching of five rhinos has also taken place in previous five months.

Dr. Mike Chase of the Elephants without Borders said that, “I am not only shocked but completely astounded at this poaching incident. This is the largest poaching incident of elephants that I have ever seen in Africa until today.”

He further added,

“When I compare the figure and data with the one from 2015’s Great Elephant Census, it is actually the double the amount of fresh elephant poaching than anywhere in Africa.”

Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary

Due to the fact that Botswana had been unforgiving for poaching crimes there had been an in increase in the elephant population gathering here. The tracking collars of the elephants in Africa show that more and more have been moving on their own from Angola, Namibia and Zambia to Botswana where it was safe for them. Incidents of poaching were previously rare in Botswana because of the anti poaching until being armed and well managed. However the anti poaching unit was only disarmed back in May of 2018 when the President Mokgweestsi Masisi sworn into office.

Officials from president’s office only said that they are taking back military weapons from Department of Wildlife and National parks but did not have any reason as to why they are doing so.

 

 

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